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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 01:56 AM
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My friend has a Tuono RSV4 and it broke the coolent pipe comming out of the motor under the seat . NO REPAIRS TO DATE 2010 S1K

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My friend has a Tuono RSV4 and it broke the coolent pipe comming out of the motor under the seat . NO REPAIRS TO DATE 2010 S1K
Tuono V4 APRC you mean.
I'm sure there's a story about any and every bike out-there. However I do think that BMW is more reliable then Aprilia or any Italian bike, just not as reliable as the big four from Japan.
That's all I'm saying. 😃


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The coolant leak issue on Tuono V4s is actually a pretty well known issue that only affected some models in 2012. It's related to the thread I linked to previously. It wasn't really a huge deal, the biggest pain was a lot of the issues happened around August when Italy shuts down so many people had bikes out of commission for the entire month.
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Keith Code uses S1000RR in his Superbike school. When i attended the school this summer i asked him about how the Beemers are holding up. He said they had a few early 2010 bikes with crankshaft issues but since then BMW really stepped up their game. When I attended, all students were still riding grey/silver color bikes, I believe those were 2010s.Those bikes are ridden hard 10 months/year . Because of his testimony on S1000RR's reliability, that's why I picked up a 2013 tri-color motorsport

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I will agree that the BMW is very reliable however the the JAP bikes I have owned were as relaible as a toyota camry. I dogged the Crap out of the few JAP bikes i have owned and never had the hint of anything wrong. Their reliability is impressive. BMW performance is impressive.

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Keith Code uses S1000RR in his Superbike school. When i attended the school this summer i asked him about how the Beemers are holding up. He said they had a few early 2010 bikes with crankshaft issues but since then BMW really stepped up their game. When I attended, all students were still riding grey/silver color bikes, I believe those were 2010s.Those bikes are ridden hard 10 months/year . Because of his testimony on S1000RR's reliability, that's why I picked up a 2013 tri-color motorsport
TRI-color Motorsport is the only REAL color of S1K... :-)))


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I will agree that the BMW is very reliable however the the JAP bikes I have owned were as relaible as a toyota camry. I dogged the Crap out of the few JAP bikes i have owned and never had the hint of anything wrong. Their reliability is impressive. BMW performance is impressive.
I tend to agree with you!


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Well I can safely say I've owned more new bikes then anyone on this forum or close to it and I've had more problems with Kawasaki and Ducati then any other.

The 3 BMW I've owned have been flawless.

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my personal experiences are:
2002 Kawi Ninja 250 x2 both ran flawlessly.
2002 Yamaha FZ1 came with a bad spark plug wire. It took me a few years to find out what was wrong with the bike because the bike only misfired once a while. I thought it was the nature of the bike
2007 Suzuki Burgman 400: the scoot ran great. It did have a noisy automatic clutch though. Known problem for the burgman.
2009 kawi KLR650: that bike burned a quart of oil every 1000 miles. I just had to sell it. checking the oil level after every ride was getting to me. Known problem for 2008 and 2009 model year. got better 2010 and on, so i hear.
Kawi 2011 ZX14: the motor is really smooth, almost no vibration at the handlebar at any rpm. smoothest bike i've ever ridden. It tends to run really hot in stop and go traffic, never over heat, but sooo close...
2013 s1krr: vibration around 4000rpm is worse than the thumper KLR. Then i hear, it is normal, and it did smooth out after i get pass 6000rpm. so no complains...
2012 Suzuki Vstrom 650: only have 50 miles on it, but so far i like it a lot. Good usable power for commuting. long travel suspension on the KLR and Vstrom is really good for back road riding in Jersey. Roads here are covered with potholes, with a sportbike, i have to carefully choose the path taken, with the KLR or the Vstrom, i just ride, take in the scenery, eating potholes like they don't even exist.

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2011 BMW S1000RR, 46,000 miles in exactly 2 years; I ride it to work every day, rain, wind, fog or whatever the San Francisco Bay Area's weather throws at me.

It has done 20+ track days and has been flawless except for breaking a pin off my detent plate at around 35,000 miles. Fixed under warranty and back to being flawless.

NOTE !!! The gearbox gets better and better as I put the miles on it. It is now, the best gearbox of any of the 30+ Motorcycles I have owned in my life; that wasn't so much true when it was new.
You're bike have the quickshifter?
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